Senate, House defense bills in conflict over funding for breakdown-prone Offutt jets

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are at odds over whether to buy replacements for two breakdown-prone 55th Wing jets that fly Open Skies aerial photography missions over Russia. ... Read More

Auburn Police Plan Click It or Ticket Enforcement

AUBURN – The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement May 21 to June 3. Nemaha County deputies will mobilize in high-visibility patrols with emphasis on safety belt and child restraint laws. ... Read More

Cadillac Takes Wrong Lane On J Sterling Morton Beltway

NEBRASKA CITY – A Cadillac SUV driven in the wrong lane on a J. Sterling Morton Beltway on-ramp collided with a pickup truck west of Nebraska City Tuesday afternoon. The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports that 86-year-old Richard Aufenkamp o... Read More

Iowa Fugitives Arrested In Otoe County

NEBRASKA CITY – A Nebraska state trooper arrested four fugitives on felony warrants out of Iowa in Otoe County on Monday. Andrew Lawhon, 20, and Jonathan Duzenberry, 23, both of Centerville, Iowa, were sought on allegations of robbery at a Walma... Read More

Sheriff Reports 107 MPH Pursuit Of Stolen Minivan

PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports on Tuesday’s pursuit involving a stolen minivan. The pursuit started in Nebraska City and the minivan reached speeds up to 107 mph on Highway 75. The pursuit ended near Church Road ... Read More

Junior High Student Council Makes Donation to New Syracuse Hospital

SYRACUSE - The Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca Junior High Student Council presented a check worth $1,000 to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation on last week. “The kids (hosted a fundraiser) with postcards of items that family members and others co... Read More

Boil water notice lifted for Otoe County

NEBRASKA CITY - Residents in the Otoe County Rural Water Districts 1 and 2 can drink and use water without boiling it, according to Otoe County Rural Water Operator Ed Rowen. Rowen gave the "all-clear" at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday. The boil water notic... Read More

Probation Shifts Along With Otoe County Judges

NEBRASKA CITY – State probation is making changes to coincide with recent legislative action that moved Otoe County to the first judicial district. The county’s district court had previously been linked to Sarpy and Cass counties in District 2... Read More

Man Rescued From Overturned Mower

NEBRASKA CITY -  Nebraska City Fire and Rescue responded to Steamwagon Road near Arbor Lodge Tuesday morning on a report of a lawn mower on top of a man. Firefighters arrived to find the man trapped. With assistance of Lied Lodge and Conference C... Read More

Louisiana motorist gets 5 years for injuring camping bicyclist in southwest Iowa

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — A Louisiana man has been given five years in prison for injuring a bicyclist who was camping after a ride in Iowa. Court records say Danny Cardin of Homer Louisiana was sentenced Monday in Fremont County Courthouse ... Read More

American Legion Seeks Help For Memorial Day Flags

NEBRASKA CITY – The American Legion is seeking volunteers to put up flags around the courthouse at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 28. The flags will be taken down later that day at 3 p.m. Help is also needed erecting flags at Wyuka Cemetery on May 25.... Read More